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Publication numberUS1827447 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 13, 1931
Filing dateJan 20, 1931
Priority dateJan 20, 1931
Publication numberUS 1827447 A, US 1827447A, US-A-1827447, US1827447 A, US1827447A
InventorsCharles C Wilmore
Original AssigneeCharles C Wilmore
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Sling for moving trees
US 1827447 A
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Oct. 13, 1931. c. c. wlLMoRE SLING FOR lMOVING TREES Filed Jan. 20, 1931 (2W/mis 4 C Ma/aff lble medium. The net comprises arelatively Y This meneoariaegwa Siiag missing andtransplantingftrees ,and has fori-insprinf cipa-li objectfthe provision ofa device; of Vthis characterwhich will' reduce thee'Xpense usu- 5v ally vincurredin transplant-inglarge trees.

Anotherfobject of the invention is to lprovide;Y a treeslingwhicn eanbe easily and e quicklyplacedabout the ball of earth carried byr an excavated tree regardless of its posio tion and weight'so that the balland thetree ing the; earthl ball.

Formerly the transplantingvv of large 'ball and was always an expensive proceeding. With'the present invention one man l 20 can place the sling in position upon'the earth'f 22, bymeans .ofthecable loopsl .16.l

ball regardless of the size and weightof the tree, andthe sling prevents any damage to the ball during the lifting and transplantingf;

' eut'lt' leerme. been neeeeeeryte lfethetree kball or .p assf any supporting members thereTIT-75 of the tree.

.g5 Other objects and advantages reside in the is designed for simplicity, economy, and ef- A Whilethesling has' beendescribed asgsw liciency. These willy become more apparent g y f reeeiitieeleeredte beuedersteedtheethe* invention is not limitedto this specific as??v Y be VVfoundequally ivalu'able lI inlifting 'anything' having# apprqximawiy a Similar detail construction of the invention, which 1 from the followingdescription.

tion.

In the drawings:

Fig. `1 is a plan view ofthe improved'slingl;

- for transplanting trees,

Fig. 2 is a detail perspective "view: illus-ifA trating the kslingvbeing placed in positloin upon the earthv ball of a tree.

Fig.l 3 illustratesfthe tree Vand ball being. liftedby means ofthe improved tree sling.` The sling comprises a speciallyshapednet,

preferably yformed of frope: or a vsirnilarffleXiheavy edge rope which completely-surrounds can be immediatelyvr lifted by, any suitable f hoisting `device without breaking yor disturb- In vthe following detailed description of e the inventionreference is hadto the accompanying drawings which form a part hereof. Like Vnumerals refer to like part'sin all views of the drawings and throughout the descrpf jha's been,descrfibed illustrated herein; -tm

desired tobe understood thatthe samemay be y.v ari ed, l within the scope ofgtheappended .clai1ns,.,with out departing from the'spirit'of f the net vforming a relatively straight s}ide'1 '0,f iV i12- :A1 lifting. Sllglgm two ends 11, andtwoinset' diagonalfportions 50 y12. yThe net properis formedfby a relatively r smaller Amesh 13T lmottedjso `asl to relatively openmes'hl The diagonalportions i l2gformafV-shaped the apex of which is tied to the side l0by means offa cross' cable 1 4. Each corner ofthe net'fis provided: l with a sling cable( 15 terminating in a cable loop 16. A tie 'chainll issecured to :one of the diagonalportions v12 :by means of a swivel bell-"ee, felt fee possibleA ee {she-W11; in" Fig., 12,2?

P eC-i'lally' applicable.. to/ the transplanting of Shapel. n uw 5 1 1 i Wh le aspecific formof thieimprovement sillustrated at 2O Witlrfits earth ball- :Lt-21. .Meppen-1s the zelingtofthe-eerth bell the? j .diagonal.l lportionssl-2 are v drawn under the *15' trees required afnumber'of mento liftand roll the y'earth ball upon the carrying device. This usually resulted in damage tothe earth deeefeed'ehe@ennemies-2 'l beingmeet @dieeent 112e rmildfpOrtigia; and. faam l tie member for securing the two sides of the inset portion together; and supporting mein-- bers extending from adjacent each corner of said fabric-like member.

3. A sling for lifting trees with ,an attached earth ball comprising: an open mesh net; 'any edging surrounding said net, said edging 'extending inwardly at one side of said net to form substantially a V-shaped inset; a tie member adapted to extend across said V-shaped inset lso as to secure the sides' thereof to each other. 4 l

A. A sling for lifting trees with an attached earth ball comprising: an open mesh net; an edging surrounding said net, said edging extending inwardly at one side of said net to form substantially a rl-shaped inset; a tie 'member adapted to extend across said V- Y shaped inset so as to secure the sides thereof 2()` to each other; andsling cables secured adja- Y cent each corner of said net andarranged for attachment to ahoisting device.

5. A sling for lifting trees with an atY tached earth ball comprising: an open m'esh net; an edging surrounding said net, said Vedging extending inwardly at one side of said net to form substantially a V-shaped'inset; a

tie member adapted to extend across said V- l shapedinset so as to secure the sides thereof yto each other ;4 and a cross member extending from the apex of said V-shaped inset to the j `-opposite sideof said net.

- (SJ-A' vsling `for lifting trees with an attached earth ball comprising: an open mesh net; an edging surrounding said net, said edging extending inwardlyl at one side of said net to form'fsubstantially a V-shaped inset;

attached to one of the diagonal, inwardly exi tending portions and arranged for engagement with the other diagonal, inwardly extending portion.

9. A lift-ing sling comprising: an edge rope, three substantially straight portions on said edge rope forming one side and two ends; two diagonal, inwardly extending portions .on the other side forming a V-shaped a tie member adapted to extend across said V-shaped insetso as to secure the sides thereof to each other; a cross member extending fromthe apex of said V-shapedinset to the opposite side of said net; and sling members extending from adjacent the corners of said Y net and arranged'for attachment -to a hoist in@ device.

A lifting sling comprising: an edge rope, three substantially straight portions on said edge rope forming one side and two1 50' ends; two diagonal, inwardly extending por tions on thek other side forming a V-'shaped ,inset a mesh rope entwined within the l outline of said edge rope so as to form an open vmesh net therein; and means for attaching a hoisting device adjacent the corners of said edge rope.

y8. A ,lifting sling comprising: an edge rope, three substantially straight portions on said edge rope forming one lside and two ends; two diagonal,inwardly extending portions on the other side forming'a V-shaped inset Va mesh rope entwined within the outline of said edge rope? so "as to'form an open imesh nettherein; kand means for attaching a? hoisting device adjacentthe corners of said edge rope; andla tie member .permanently ian

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Classifications
U.S. Classification47/76, 47/904, 294/77
International ClassificationA01G23/04
Cooperative ClassificationY10S47/904, A01G23/04
European ClassificationA01G23/04